Barack Obama, president of DGAF.
I love me some laid-back, no-more-campaigns-to-run, do-whatever-I-please, last-two-years-in-office president Barack Obama. Not that the president's love for comics was ever a better kept secret than Superman's real identity, but he'll pretty much say anything these days, which has resulted in a recent mass email involving Spider-Man, Conan, and a direct comparison between his supporters and superheroes.
We've got issues. Lots of issues.
Rat Queens reveals a trans character! Star Wars returns to Marvel! Ms. Marvel joins SHIELD! And, you know, pre-order previews.
Heffalumps and Woozles
(Oozn on DeviantArt
) has a style that jumped out at me immediately. While she does some wicked fan art inspired by things like Game of Thrones
, she also creates wonderful scenarios of her own with some interesting creatures. See for yourself...
Bloody Good Fun
We've got our first big NYCC announcement, and it's that Gail Simone
and Brian Wood
will both be taking their well received takes on the prototypical pulp barbarians Red Sonja and Conan the Barbarian and, despite how both characters currently belong to different companies, will be joining forces for a story.
While Simone's Sonja is currently has a lot of history behind her, and Wood's Conan series focuses on a time when the Barbarian was still young, the writers say they'll be swapping things up for the crossover:
Today in Awesome
Once again, Gail Simone
took to Twitter to hint at a big announcement and once again, her teasers did not disappoint
. Simone will be writing a new ongoing Red Sonja comic book for Dynamite Entertainment. Hit the jump for more info plus the fantastic cover from Fiona Staples
Your Stupid Minds! Stupid! Stupid!
Apparently the news of this film came out earlier this year. We either didn't see it or we blacked out when we heard it. Either way, here we are. A sequel to the 1988 comedy Twins
, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger
and Danny DeVito
is getting a sequel. The two leads will return. It will be called Triplets
. Eddie Murphy
will play their new lost brother from the same mother. Previously, it wasn't certain this was happening but now they've got a writer attached so prepare yourself in whatever way you feel necessary. I'm going to pull out my zombie apocalypse kit.
The Human Machine
Look, I'm just gonna say it. Someone needs to shoot Arnold Schwarzenegger
with some elephant tranquilizers and give him an intervention. The 65-year-old actor is going to reprise his role as Conan the Barbarian in a new film. This is just...I have no words. No wait, I do. BY CROM!
Elsewhere on the internet
Ever wonder what would happen if bananas were added to your favorite fantasy and sci-fi stories? Probably not, but the internet did, so hit the jump for a bunch of laughs!
Allow Us To Explain
I'll be honest, the only reason I was going to see the recent reboot of Conan the Barbarian
was for its star Jason Momoa
. Thanks to his time on HBO's Game of Thrones,
he's now someone I follow (not in a creepy way). I wasn't really a fan of the 1982 Conan
and I had no illusions the film would be anything but a male-pandering, bloody escapade with lots of bared breasts. What I was surprised to find out was it was an excellent depiction of strong female characters. And lots of bared breasts.
I will make it legal!
, the creator of such iconic characters as Spider-Man, the Hulk and Thor, has a lot of name recognition. So when Stan Lee Media Inc. filed a lawsuit last August against the producers of the rebooted Conan The Barbarian, people took notice. There's just one problem, Lee founded the company but no longer has any part in it.
So, Jason Momoa
is coming off a really good streak of success in the business we call "show." He is currently playing the lead in Conan the Barbarian
, which is doing ... well, it was released this weekend
. And he also played one of the more popular and mysterious characters on HBO
's Game of Thrones
, Khal Drogo. If you don't know what happens to him, suffice it to say that Khal Drogo is not set to appear in the second season. But Jason Momoa has some ideas
about how he can appear, despite what George R. R. Martin
has written in his books, on which each season of the show is based. Oh, Jason Momoa. (Game of Thrones
Season 1 spoilers after the jump.)
May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor
Is the pen mightier than the sword? Or just as mighty? Conan the Barbarian
star Jason Momoa
(also of HBO
's Game of Thrones
) apparently had such a good time playing the titular barbarian that there were more stories to tell in the already-planned sequel, so he's taken it upon himself to write the screenplay himself
. It has yet to be made official that his script will be accepted, but how much are they willing to mess with that guy who likes the fantasy genre because he gets to "rape beautiful women"
No, not the other guy. Rather, this is the Conan the Barbarian
reboot/re-imagining that's been slated for a release next year. The film, which started shooting in March, stars Hawaiian actor Jason Momoa
and Stargate: Atlantis
fame in the titular role (presumably because Gov. Schwarzenegger was too busy cameo-ing in the Expendables
). While Momoa doesn't really have the presence his predecessor had (few people do), it remains to be seen what he's actually capable of with a sword. Check out the photos after the jump, courtesy of /Film
If you're a fan of fantasy, pulp literature, or hard rock, chances are good that you've seen the work of illustrator and painter Frank Frazetta. And if you're, you know, a human being with working eyes, chances are good that you've at least seen thousands of works inspired by his.
Frazetta was a master of fantasy art whose epic book and album covers featuring well-muscled warriors and beautiful goddesses were thrilling enough to make anyone who looked at them want to run out, grab a battle-axe and a loin cloth, and stand atop a mountain somewhere.
Unfortunately, today came the sad news that Frazetta has died of a stroke.